CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Chicago Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Friday, November 16 2018

FRI NOV 16 2018 ~5:29 AM Chicago Fire Department APARTMENT FIRE/Working Fire Wisner Ave and Kimball Ave Chicago, IL Fire involving rear porches at a 2-story flat on Wisner Ave near Kimball Ave. BC7 reports 2 lines on the fire, main to the roof by 5:37 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI NOV 16 2018 ~4:45 AM Chicago Fire Department Apartment House/Working Fire University Ave and 74th St Chicago, Il Apartment House fire on University Ave north of 74th St. Exposure Still and Box by 4:48 am. 2-story frame with a fire on the first floor. Most of the fire is out on the first floor by 4:55 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

FRI NOV 16 2018 ~4:51 AM Chicago Fire Department Residential Over Tavern/Working Fire Morgan St and 66th St Chicago, IL E54 on the scene with a fire on Morgan St north of 66th St. Boarded up old tavern with residential on top, and E116 with the deck gun on a fire blowing out the second floor. T20 aerial to the roof. Three lines on the fire — two for exposure. Safety Chief request — BC15 assigned. [INCIDENT MAP]



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Note: Reports are early reports involving breaking news, which may contain inaccurate information before confirmation from official sources. Dates, times and LOCATIONS (addresses, etc.) are NOT official and are subject to corrections or updates, which may or may not be completed on this page. Beginning October 21, 2018, Cardinal News began publishing an emergency incident page “FIRE LIVE AND ARCHIVE” for consolidating select incidents in Chicagoland for each day. Reports are generated from emergency radio communications, official public safety (e.g. Twitter accounts, press releases official sound bytes, etc.), and citizen witness reports. Incidents reported without sources noted are generated from emergency radio communications. The most recent incidents are posted at the top of the page during the day. New Incidents on THIS PAGE (in beta) are ENTERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY, and SOME NEW INCIDENTS may be ENTERED on this page after the initial publish date as follow-up for the day’s incidents.

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance, M = Medic, Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment & crews during major emergency (followed by 2nd through 5th level, Interdivisional Box for escalation), Still & Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment in Chicago (followed by 2-11 through 5-11 alarm, Interdivisional Box for escalation), EMS Plan = Extra group of ambulances during major emergency (Plans 1 through 3 for escalation), ALS = Advanced Life Support, BLS = Basic Life Support, Code Green = Non-urgent illness or injury, Code Yellow = Non-life-threatening injury or illness but observed for worsening condition, Code Red = Immediate Advanced Life Support required for possible life-threatening illness or injury, Code Black = Deceased, Level I Trauma Center = Hospital capable of total patient care in emergency (/traumacenter), TRT = Technical Rescue Team (e.g., high-angle, confined space, underground or below grade operations), MABAS = Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Task Force = Special response in disaster or major emergency

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